The Hinds Hi-Steppers
For 67 years the Hinds Hi-Steppers have upheld a history of excellence serving as one of the oldest precision dance lines in the nation. They have performed for audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe. No group in the U.S. has received more invitations to nationally televised bowl games, professional football games, or national parades than the Hi-Steppers. The Hi-Steppers are still a favorite today as they perform with the Eagle Marching Band at football games, exhibitions, parades, and community and charitable events. Known as Mississippi’s Goodwill Ambassadors, the dancers have given their time and energy to many worthy causes.
Those selected for the Hi-Steppers must be registered as a full-time student on the Raymond Campus and must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. You are not required to live on campus, but it is recommended. Previous dance training is highly recommended, but not required. Attendance at summer rehearsals and preseason Band Camp is required. Hi-Steppers must be enrolled in the Band course and the Hi-Stepper courses and must attend all rehearsals during the fall and spring semesters.
A workshop will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017, at Bee Hall from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Females interested in auditioning are welcome to attend and learn about the Hi-Steppers. High school students, grades 10-12, are also welcome to attend even if they are not yet eligible to audition.
1st Audition will be Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Bee Hall from 8:30am until 12:30pm. You must attend the clinic on Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00pm – 7:00pm in order to audition on March 25.
2nd Audition will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Bee Hall from 8:30am until 12:30pm. You must attend the clinic on Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:00pm – 7:00pm in order to audition on April 29.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Hi-Steppers, please complete the Hi-Steppers Online Application.
For more audition information, click here.